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Ranveer Singh | Craziness Overloaded

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Ranveer Singh is one of the most sensational actors of today’s time. He is one of the self-made actors in Bollywood who have achieved so much in a very short time. He began his acting career with an epic romantic comedy movie, Band Baaja Baaraat, and now has become one of the highest-grossing actors in the industry.

He has become such a successful actor that the superstar Deepika Padukone chose him as her life partner. He was ranked 7th in Forbes India’s top 100 Celebrities list. Do you want to know the journey which led him to reach the top? If yes, then let’s move further.

Family and Early Life

Ranveer Singh was born on 6 July 1985 in Mumbai, Maharashtra to a Sindhi Family. His real name is Ranveer Singh Bhavnani, but he does not prefer to add Bhavnani to his name as he considers it too long with so many syllables. He is one of those Indians whose grandparents moved from Pakistan to India during The Partition. His father, Jagjit Singh Bhavnani, is a businessman, and his mother, Anju Singh Bhavnani, is a homemaker. Ranveer also has an elder sister, Ritika Bhavnani, and they share a very special bond.

A lesser-known fact about Ranveer Singh is that he is related to Anil Kapoor’s family, through his wife, Sunita Kapoor. Sunita Kapoor was Sunita Bhavnani before marrying Anil Kapoor. Sunita is the first cousin of Ranveer’s mother; thus, he is the maternal cousin of fabulous actress Sonam Kapoor and famous film producer Rhea Kapoor.

Even from his childhood, Ranveer Singh always wanted to be an actor. He has participated in various plays in his school days. While studying at H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, he realized that getting a break in the film industry will not be easy. So, he started focusing on other skills and began creative writing. He went to Indiana University in the US to pursue his Bachelor of Arts. There he took up theatre classes as a minor to give himself a chance at his dreams.

After completing his studies, he returned to India and started working as a copywriter. Later, he also worked as an assistant director but then left to become an actor.

Bollywood Career

Ranveer Singh started his acting journey in Bollywood by auditioning for various roles and sending his portfolio to several directors. But he only got minor roles in those trials which do not want to perform, so he denied them. Fortunately, he got selected for the lead role in the 2010 Bollywood movie Band Baaja Baaraat.

This movie gave him the golden chance to prove himself in Bollywood, and he did that very well. Let’s see where this movie took him on his acting journey.

The Big Break

The great movie director, Maneesh Sharma, gave break to Ranveer Singh in the Bollywood industry through Band Baaja Baaraat, which became his debut movie. This is a romantic comedy film in which he played the role of a typical Delhi boy opposite Anushka Sharma. He also spent some time at the Delhi University campus to learn more about his role which helped him earn the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. This movie became a hit a while after its release. In 2011, he was cast in another romantic comedy film, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, and that too opposite Anushka Sharma. In this movie, he portrayed a conman whose livelihood depends on conning girls, but finally, he founds his perfect match. This film was a moderate hit in the market.

In the year 2013, he got offered the lead role in the period romance, Lootera, in which he was cast opposite Sonakshi Sinha, but this was not a big commercial success. Fortunately, in the same year, Ranveer was finalised for an epic romantic movie, opposite Deepika Padukone. This movie, titled Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, is based on William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet and was a blockbuster hit. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was very impressed by Ranveer’s acting in Band Baaja Baaraat, which helped him to get the lead role of Ram in this movie. He played this role brilliantly and got nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

In 2014, Ranveer starred in Gunday alongside Arjun Kapoor. Their chemistry was highly appreciated and loved by the viewers, and this made the movie a big success. In the same year, he was cast in a crime drama, Kill Dil along with Ali Zafar and Parineeti Chopra, and also gave a cameo appearance in Finding Fanny.

The Great Success

By 2015, he became an established actor in Bollywood. He got offered a huge role in Dil Dhadakne Do, which has a big cast including Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Shefali Shah, and Farhan Akhtar among others. Although the movie was not a hit, Ranveer was praised for his excellent comic timing. In that year, the movie which was a big commercial success was Bhansali’s other romance film, Bajirao Mastani, opposite Deepika Padukone. To portray the role of Bajirao I, Ranveer shaved his head and locked himself for several days in a hotel room to understand the character. This movie was the highest-grossing one of that year and helped Ranveer win the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

Later in 2016, he appeared in a comedy romance movie, Befikre, alongside Vaani Kapoor. The film failed to perform successfully at the box office and Ranveer got criticised for his insane behaviour and nudity in that movie. In 2018, he got his third collaboration with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Deepika Padukone, along with Shahid Kapoor, in the movie Padmaavat. This was a hit and the most expensive movie of that time but got criticised by some cultural groups for distorting historical facts and messing up with the culture. Despite this, Ranveer got a high appreciation for his epic depiction of Khilji’s bisexuality and for fiercely portraying his role.

Simmba was his first collaboration with Karan Johar, which was released in 2018. This is an action comedy directed by Rohit Shetty, and co-starring Sonu Sood and Sara Ali Khan. This film turned out to be Ranveer’s second highest-grossing movie of that year. Next year, in 2019, Ranveer was cast as a street rapper in Gully Boy, along with Alia Bhatt. The movie was so mesmerizing that it got premiered at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival and has received a total of 13 Filmfare awards up till now.

The Beautiful Present

In the year 2021, Ranveer gave an extended cameo with his role as Simmba in Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi. Ranveer also portrayed the great cricketer Kapil Dev in the 2021 Bollywood film 83. This movie is based on the story of Indias’s1983 World Cup victory. The amazing performance of Ranveer in this movie has won him his third Filmfare for the Best Actor category.

Later in 2022, he appeared in Jayeshbhai Jordaar which is a comedy-drama depicting a satire about female infanticide, but it failed to perform at the box office. The upcoming projects including Ranveer Singh in Bollywood are Cirkus and Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.

Movies List

There are not many movies starring Ranveer Singh, but he has performed amazingly in all these films and earned great love from the audience. Let’s see what these movies are.

# Movie Name Releasing Year
1 Band Baaja Baaraat 2010
2 Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl 2011
3 Lootera 2013
4 Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela 2013
5 Gunday 2014
6 Kill Dil 2014
7 Dil Dhadakne Do 2015
8 Bajirao Mastani 2015
9 Befikre 2016
10 Padmaavat 2018
11 Simmba 2018
12 Gully Boy 2019
13 83 2021
14 Jayeshbhai Jordaar 2022

Television Shows and Others

Ranveer Singh is an enthusiastic personality and is quite active in the industry. He has hosted a TV show, The Big Picture, which is only one season long. This was a television game show which offers the contestants monetary prizes based on the number of questions they answer. This quiz show provides the contestants with three lifelines and images to answer the questions. Ranveer Singh has also appeared in the Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives.

Other than movies and TV shows, Ranveer has also rapped songs in the movie Gully Boy. These include Asli Hip Hop, Doori, Kab Se Kab Tak, Ek Hee Raasta, Meri Gully Mein, and Apna Time Aayega.

Awards and Recognition

The amazing acting skills and personality of Ranveer Singh have helped him to earn several awards in his career. These awards act as proof of his brilliant acting performance in the Bollywood industry. So, let’s have a look at these awards.

# Award Name Receiving Year Received For
1 Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut 2011 Band Baaja Baaraat
2 IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Male 2011 Band Baaja Baaraat
3 Star Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male 2011 Band Baaja Baaraat
4 Stardust Award for Jodi of the Year 2014 Gunday
5 BIG Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Male 2015 Dil Dhadakne Do
6 Filmfare Award for Best Actor 2016 Bajirao Mastani
7 IIFA Award for Best Actor 2016 Bajirao Mastani
8 IIFA Award for Best Actor 2019 Padmaavat
9 Star Screen Award for Best Actor 2019 Padmaavat
10 Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics) 2020 Padmaavat
11 Filmfare Award for Best Actor 2020 Gully Boy
12 Star Screen Award for Best Actor 2020 Gully Boy
13 Filmfare Award for Best Actor 2022 83

Personal life

Ranveer Singh is a self-made actor who has won the hearts of millions of people through his acting and physique. He has also married the woman of every man’s dream, Deepika Padukone. She is one of the highest-paid Indian actresses and a highly popular celebrity. The couple has been dating each other since the shooting of their movie, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, in 2012. After dating for a long time, they announced their wedding and got happily married on 14 December 2018. The beautiful couple got married at Villa Del Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy, with proper Konkani Hindu rituals.

Before getting married to Deepika, Ranveer has an affair with his co-star Anushka Sharma. They both dated each other for quite a long time but couldn’t make it well. Way before this, when he was in college, he also had an affair with superstar Dharmendra’s daughter, Ahana Deol.

Media and Controversies

Ranveer Singh has been appearing in the top 100 Celebrity list of Forbes India since 2012 and reached 7th position in 2019. In the same year, he was also ranked as the 5th highest paid actor in India. He is a highly popular actor and has endorsed many brands like Head & Shoulders, Thums Up, Adidas, MakeMyTrip, and Jack & Jones among others. He is also been one of the few celebrities who have appeared in Man VS Wild with Bear Grylls. But Ranveer’s presence on the show was different from the other celebrities as he screamed, sang, and danced. He also hugged and kissed Bear reflecting his enthusiasm.

Ranveer is frequently been in the talks because of his weird fashion style and insane activities. The recent one was his nude photoshoot for which an NGO and an activist had lodged a complaint against him for obscenity and nudity. After these complaints and questioning by Mumbai Police, Ranveer was booked under IPC sections 292, 293, 509, and the IT Act along with many other allegations to send inappropriate messages to the youth.

There are some other controversies regarding Ranveer Singh. One of them happened during the shooting of Dil Dhadakne Do, where he kissed Priyanka Chopra in front of people, which she didn’t like. This further led to his roast by Priyanka during the promotion of the film, and they both decided not to work together ever. Other than this, Ranveer has also faced some criticism for using inappropriate words on Twitter for Salman Khan’s movie Ek Tha Tiger in 2012.

Wrapping Up

One of the most ambitious actors in Bollywood, Ranveer Singh has gained everything he ever dreamed of. He married the love of his life and has become a successful actor in the industry. He has earned lots of fans because of his crazy attitude and wildness. Ranveer is popular among his fans not only for his acting but also for his amazing physique.

He is an enthusiastic personality and loves sports, especially football. His excellent acting skills have earned him great recognition in the industry and a luxurious lifestyle. Despite many controversies, Ranveer is the favourite actor of many fans.

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